Lens 1: Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

Model Name: Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens specifications.
Image:Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
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Release DateJuly 1999
General Specifications
Lens type Lens Specs Prime lens
Max Format Size Lens Specs 35mm FF
Focal length Lens Specs 500 mm
Image Stabilization Lens Specs Yes
CIPA Image Stabilization Rating Lens Specs
Lens mount Lens Specs Canon EF
Aperture Details
Maximum Aperture Lens Specs F4
Minimum Aperture Lens Specs F32
Aperture Ring Lens Specs No
Number Of Diaphragm blades Lens Specs 8
Aperture Notes
Optics (Optical Elements)
Elements Lens Specs 17
Groups Lens Specs 13
Special Elements Lens Specs 1 fluorite lens and 2 UD lenses
Coatings Lens Specs
Focus Specs
Minimum Focus Lens Specs 4.50 m (177.17″)
Maximum Magnification Lens Specs 0.12×
Motor TypeRing-type ultrasonic
Fulltime Manual Lens Specs Yes
Focus Method Lens Specs Internal
Focus Notes
Distance Scale Lens Specs Yes
Depth-of-Field Scales (DoF) Scale Lens Specs Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Lens Specs
Physical Specs
Weight3870 g (8.53 lb)
Diameter146 mm (5.75″)
Length387 mm (15.24″)
MaterialsMagnesium alloy barrel, metal mount
ColourGrey and Black
Zoom Method Lens Specs
Power Zoom Lens Specs
Zoom Lock
Filter Thread52 mm
Filter Notesrear drop-in
Hood Supplied
Hood Product CodeET-138
Tripod Collar Lens Specs Yes
Optional AccessoriesLens Case 500
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Introduction: The Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens is a Prime lens lens that was released on July 1999 . In this review, we will explore the various features and specifications to help you make an informed decision about whether this is the right lens for you.
Body and Design: The Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens not only delivers exceptional optical performance but also excels in terms of portability. Weighing in at 3870 g (8.53 lb) and with a diameter of 146 mm (5.75″) and a length of 387 mm (15.24″), make it a reliable and convenient choice for photographers who value both the quality of their images and the ease with which they can carry and use their equipment.
Specifications: This lens offers a maximum format size of 35mm FF, providing expansive coverage for stunning photography with a focal length of 500 mm. This lens provides a maximum aperture of F4, delivering versatility for different lighting conditions. With a minimum aperture of F32, it allows for precise control over depth of field and exposure settings. Featuring 8 diaphragm blades, the lens is designed to produce smooth and attractive bokeh, enhancing the aesthetic quality of out-of-focus elements in your images. The Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens is constructed with a sophisticated optical design, featuring 17 elements arranged in 13 groups. This design ensures top-tier imaging performance, providing clarity, sharpness, and minimal aberrations across diverse shooting scenarios. The meticulous arrangement of optical elements contributes to the overall excellence, enabling photographers to capture detailed and pristine images. With a minimum focus distance of 4.50 m (177.17″), the Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens allows photographers to get relatively close to their subjects, capturing intricate details with precision. The lens offers a maximum magnification of 0.12×.
Conclusion: The Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens excels optically. Weighing 3870 g (8.53 lb) with 146 mm (5.75″) diameter and 387 mm (15.24″) lenght, it adapts to diverse scenes with a max format size of 35mm FF and 500 mm focal length. With a F4 aperture and 8 diaphragm blades, it ensures quality shots. This review helps you decide if it suits your needs.
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